The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Mac OS X skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Mac OS X
London / City of London
Rank 153 143 156
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 2 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.066% 0.45% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 2.12% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 19
Median daily rate £220 £270 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -43.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +15.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £17.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +8.87%  

Mac OS X is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 682 706 1136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.62% 21.23% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 875
Median daily rate £475 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +3.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 35
Median hourly rate £14.15 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS X in the City of London

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mac OS X in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in the City of London

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in the City of London

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) REST
3 8 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) Unix
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) HTTP
3 8 (50.00%) Web Design
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (43.75%) Dropwizard
4 7 (43.75%) Subversion
4 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
4 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
4 7 (43.75%) Neo4j
4 7 (43.75%) JAX-RS
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) Google
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Kafka
7 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (18.75%) Scala
7 3 (18.75%) Android
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
2 7 (43.75%) Neo4j
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Scala Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) Dropwizard
3 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
3 7 (43.75%) JAX-RS
4 4 (25.00%) Kafka
5 2 (12.50%) Akka
5 2 (12.50%) Middleware
5 2 (12.50%) Spring
5 2 (12.50%) Spring Boot
6 1 (6.25%) JSON
6 1 (6.25%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) BDD
1 8 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 8 (50.00%) TDD
1 8 (50.00%) Web Design
2 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Microservices
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.25%) CCA
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Jamf Pro
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Google
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Altiris
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
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